The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for Network Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Network Security
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 65 71
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 9 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.19% 0.52% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.00% 2.90% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 2
Median daily rate £375 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £426 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £450 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £352 £375
% change year-on-year +27.84% -6.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.63 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -18.89% +11.42%  

Network Security is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 150 138 179
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 19.87% 17.99% 19.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 65 68
Median daily rate £407 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.23% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £352 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.91% -61.87%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes citing Network Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in Milton Keynes

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Security in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in Milton Keynes

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 13 (76.47%) Firewall
2 12 (70.59%) Cisco
3 10 (58.82%) CCNP
3 10 (58.82%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (47.06%) WAN
4 8 (47.06%) LAN
4 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
4 8 (47.06%) F5
5 7 (41.18%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (41.18%) CheckPoint
6 6 (35.29%) Juniper
7 5 (29.41%) ITIL
7 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
7 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
8 4 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (23.53%) Blue Coat
8 4 (23.53%) VPN
8 4 (23.53%) Wireless
9 3 (17.65%) IPsec
9 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
9 3 (17.65%) Citrix
9 3 (17.65%) Windows
9 3 (17.65%) Aruba
9 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
9 3 (17.65%) Cisco PIX
9 3 (17.65%) FortiGate
10 2 (11.76%) Cisco ISE
10 2 (11.76%) Spanning Tree
10 2 (11.76%) Security Testing
10 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 13 (76.47%) Firewall
2 8 (47.06%) LAN
2 8 (47.06%) WAN
3 7 (41.18%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (23.53%) VPN
4 4 (23.53%) Wireless
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco PIX
5 3 (17.65%) IPsec
5 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
6 2 (11.76%) BIG-IP
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (11.76%) DNS
6 2 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (11.76%) MPLS
6 2 (11.76%) Spanning Tree
6 2 (11.76%) VoIP
6 2 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Metasploit
1 1 (5.88%) MSI
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Network Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Security Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Network Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Network Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Network Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Security Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Network Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) SOC Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) WAN Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) WAN Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (5.88%) PKI
2 1 (5.88%) RSA SecurID
2 1 (5.88%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Unix
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
2 1 (5.88%) Windows NT
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
2 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL V3
2 2 (11.76%) Security Testing
2 2 (11.76%) SIEM
2 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) DNA
3 1 (5.88%) Email Filtering
3 1 (5.88%) Information Security
3 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.88%) Open Source
3 1 (5.88%) OSINT
3 1 (5.88%) Protective Monitoring
3 1 (5.88%) Security Operations
3 1 (5.88%) Threat Intelligence
3 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (5.88%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
1 1 (5.88%) VB
1 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) CCNP
1 10 (58.82%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
3 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (5.88%) CCA
6 1 (5.88%) CCAA
6 1 (5.88%) CCNA
6 1 (5.88%) CCSA
6 1 (5.88%) CCSE
6 1 (5.88%) CEH
6 1 (5.88%) CISSP
6 1 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (5.88%) CREST Certified
6 1 (5.88%) GCIA
6 1 (5.88%) GCIH
6 1 (5.88%) MCSE
6 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (5.88%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (11.76%) XenApp
1 2 (11.76%) XenDesktop
2 1 (5.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (5.88%) ISA Server
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (5.88%) Terminal Server
2 1 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.88%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.88%) AppDNA
2 1 (5.88%) EdgeSight
2 1 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) SCOM
2 1 (5.88%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Cisco
2 8 (47.06%) F5
3 7 (41.18%) CheckPoint
4 6 (35.29%) Juniper
5 4 (23.53%) Blue Coat
6 3 (17.65%) Aruba
6 3 (17.65%) Citrix
7 2 (11.76%) Fortinet
7 2 (11.76%) HP
7 2 (11.76%) Intel Security
7 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
7 2 (11.76%) VMware
8 1 (5.88%) 3PAR
8 1 (5.88%) AppSense
8 1 (5.88%) CommVault
8 1 (5.88%) Genesys
8 1 (5.88%) NetApp
8 1 (5.88%) Qualys
8 1 (5.88%) Riverbed
8 1 (5.88%) Tufin